A new study just revealed that vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are equally as likely to spread Covid-19 within their households.
The Hill reports:
According to the study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, people who contracted COVID-19 had a similar viral load regardless of if they had been vaccinated. The study further found that 25 percent of vaccinated household contacts contracted COVID-19 while 38 percent of unvaccinated individuals were diagnosed with the disease.
Researchers examined 621 U.K. symptomatic participants over a year.
“Although vaccines remain highly effective at preventing severe disease and deaths from COVID-19, our findings suggest that vaccination is not sufficient to prevent transmission of the delta variant in household settings with prolonged exposures,” the study said.
In contrast, researchers noted that the vaccination was more effective at curbing transmission of the alpha variant within the household, at between 40 and 50 percent.
The study comes as the U.S. experiences an overall downward shift in Coronavirus cases. According to the report, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is predicting Covid-19 could come to an end with the release of antiviral pills.